Record Investment in NSW Shark Mitigation Measures
Shark response capabilities will be enhanced in beaches across the state, with the NSW Government announcing today a boost of $4.4 million for a suite of immediate additional mitigation methods, as well as ongoing funding of more than $85 million to continue this strategy until 2026. Read the Media announcement here.
An overview of the NSW Shark Management Program 2021/22
Surf Life Saving NSW drone surveillance program
The NSW Government funds Surf Life Saving NSW’s UAV Surveillance Program, which provides aerial surveillance of coastal waters.
Under the NSW Shark Management Program 2021/22, this program has increased the number of drone locations from 34 to 50, including popular tourist destinations.Learn more
Surfing NSW partnership
In an Australian first, the NSW Government has partnered with Surfing NSW to provide funding to help keep surfers safe.
The program includes first-aid training through Surfing NSW’s Surfers Rescue 24/7 program, and customised medical kits and training to more than 110 NSW boardrider clubs and 55 surf schools.
A fleet of approximately 20 drones will also be used by Surfing NSW to patrol their events.
Keep up to date with the program through surfingnsw.com.auLearn more
Shark Management Strategy
NSW Shark Management Strategy 2015-2020
The NSW Government is continuing its efforts to increase its knowledge about the movement and ecology of White, Tiger, and Bull sharks, and trials of technologies to reduce the risk of shark bites at our beaches.Find out more
SMART Drumlines: Shark Management Alert in Real Time
NSW is leading the world in trials of SMART Drumlines, which are both a shark mitigation tool and a research tool that reduce the risk of interactions with sharks while minimising the impact on marine species.SMART Drumlines